Category Archives: Walt Disney

April 11, 2017

Disney: The Making Of Snow White ( 1937 )

Narrated by Dame Angela Lansbury.

December 16, 2016

Walt Disney, Prophet of Middle America

Walt Disney deserves to be appreciated not only for his animated films and his creation of the Never-Never land known as Disneyland, but also for the way he taught generations of Americans important truths about ourselves and our society.

Thursday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of filmmaker and theme-park creator extraordinaire Walt Disney. Despite Disney’s status as a beloved icon of popular culture, he remains woefully under-appreciated as a filmmaker — especially for his live-action productions, which are often dismissed as trite or inconsequential. As I explain in my book Walt Disney and Live Action, that assessment is far from the truth.

During the last decade of Disney’s life, America underwent tumultuous changes, some good (like advances in civil rights), but others troubling, such as the fracturing of family structure, the rise of moral relativism, and the unrestrained growth of big government. Although most film critics failed to notice, Disney — the prophet of middle America — addressed these topics and more throughout his films.

The Deeper Side of Disney

The Light in the Forest (1958) tackled contemporary racial prejudice in the guise of an eighteenth-century drama about a white youth raised by Native Americans who tries to integrate back into white society. Moon Pilot (1962) poked fun at the nihilism of the emerging counter-culture in San Francisco. A Tiger Walks (1964) skewered the news media’s cynical manipulation of politics. The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) and Son of Flubber (1963) satirized officious federal bureaucrats.

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March 1, 2016

The Sword in the Stone – Trailer

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

August 21, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.


August 16, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

Stars: Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn. Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.


August 15, 2014

Great Moments with Mister Lincoln

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown


August 6, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: So Dear to My Heart (1948)

Stars: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll. This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.


July 28, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Click here to watch Alice in Wonderland.


July 27, 2014

The Mickey Mouse Club Story (Complete Documentary)

ABC debuted the original “Mickey Mouse Club” back in 1955 and it would continue until 1959. Over the years, it was syndicated in reruns until the 1970’s. By 1977, it was returned to TV in syndication under the new title “The New Mickey Mouse Club” with different Mouseketeers. By 1989, it was returned once again as “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” and it was aired on the Disney Channel with new Mouseketeers, in later seasons, newer members joined the show including Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.


July 19, 2014

Touching Travis Tritt Song Pays Tribute To Walt Disney (Audio and Video)

It’s a touching and heartfelt tribute to Walt Disney, and to people everywhere who have big dreams they won’t give up on. If you listen carefully, the lyrics take some inspiration from the popular tune, When You Wish Upon A Star. You might want to grab a tissue because it brought a few tears to our eyes.

59 years ago today, Walt Disney’s lifetime dream came true with the grand opening of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California. It was an incredibly hot day, and things didn’t go perfectly, but 59 years later, Walt’s dream continues to shine – long after his untimely passing in 1966.

Earlier this year, a biopic on Walt Disney’s life, As Dreamers Do, was released as an independent film. The movie was narrated by Country star, Travis Tritt. Tritt also wrote and sang a song especially for the movie called, That’s What Dreamers Do.

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